Real Weddings at Bowing Oaks

June 1, 2023

In the little town of Bayard, between Jacksonville and St. Augustine, amidst the swaying oaks and the gentle whispers of nature, Amanda and Matthew embarked on their journey of love and commitment. The setting for their enchanting wedding was none other than the breathtaking Bowing Oaks Plantation, where every detail was infused with grace and elegance. On the memorable date of November 20, 2022, their love story unfolded like a beautifully penned poem.

Anthony’s Gourmet Catering orchestrated a culinary symphony that left guests raving about the delectable feast. The dishes were a fusion of flavors, tantalizing the taste buds and creating an unforgettable dining experience. From savory appetizers to sumptuous entrees, every bite was a testament to the couple’s impeccable taste.

Christine Austin Photography was the maestro behind the lens, capturing the essence of Amanda and Matthew’s love with artistry and precision. Each photograph was a visual masterpiece, preserving the tender moments, shared glances, and joyful embraces that defined their day.

The floral arrangements, crafted by Fabulous Flowers, were nothing short of spectacular. The vibrant blooms added a burst of color and natural beauty to the event, creating a breathtaking backdrop for the celebration.

For the sweetest part of the day, Smallcakes took center stage with a stunning wedding cake that was both a visual delight and a delicious treat. Every slice was a testament to the couple’s love, and guests couldn’t get enough.

Amanda was the epitome of bridal elegance in her gown from Tebault Bridal St. Augustine. She radiated beauty and grace, making her entrance a breathtaking moment that left everyone in awe.

Matthew and his groomsmen, dressed by Men’s Wearhouse, exuded sophistication in their sharp tuxedos. Their attire was a perfect match for the occasion, reflecting their suave and debonair style.

The celebration was brought to life by Footloose Entertainment, the DJ who set the stage for an unforgettable night. The dance floor came alive with music that resonated with the couple and their guests, creating memories that would last a lifetime.

The venue’s decor, rentals, and linens, handled by both Anthony’s Gourmet Catering and St. Johns Illuminations, transformed Bowing Oaks Plantation into a dreamscape. The attention to detail was impeccable, creating an atmosphere of refined beauty.

Behind the scenes, Uncorked Occasions, the wedding planners, worked tirelessly to ensure every detail was meticulously planned and executed. Their expertise and dedication allowed Amanda and Matthew to savor every moment of their special day without worry.

Before the grand celebration, a rehearsal dinner was hosted at Maggiano’s, setting the tone for the joyous occasion that followed. It was an intimate gathering filled with love and anticipation.

Amanda’s radiant beauty was the result of the skilled hands of Sarina Durden and Ashley Taylor, who handled her hair and makeup. Her flawless appearance was the crowning touch to her bridal elegance.

Amanda and Matthew’s wedding at Bowing Oaks Plantation was a celebration of love and a testament to their journey together. With an ensemble of exceptional vendors, every aspect of their day was perfection, creating memories that will be cherished for a lifetime.